Here’s a rare opportunity for jazz lovers and another coup for the organizers at Lush Life: living legend Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Duo will be performing at Kamigamo Shrine on October 4th and 5th.
After contributing six decades of musical direction and genius, Randy Weston remains one of the world’s foremost pianists and composers today, a true innovator and visionary. Encompassing the vast rhythmic heritage of Africa, his global creations musically continue to inform and inspire. “Weston has the biggest sound of any jazz pianist since Ellington and Monk, as well as the richest most inventive beat,” states jazz critic Stanley Crouch, “but his art is more than projection and time; it’s the result of a studious and inspired intelligence…an intelligence that is creating a fresh synthesis of African elements with jazz technique”. Randy Weston’s website.
Randy Weston will be performing with Alex Blake on bass:
From the water-like rasgueo patterns of flamenco, to the transference of the bass into a group of tone drums. Alex Blake combines cultural experience into an expression
of one, complete world of music. His career has spanned countless styles of music… Alex Blake’s website.
Doors (?) open at 6:00 pm and the performance starts at 6:30.
Tickets (advance only) cost ￥7,000.
Contact Lush Life at Tel: 075-781-0199
or check the website at http://www.lushlife.jp You will probably need a Japanese speaker to help with the booking.
Randy Weston will also be giving a lecture on the spirituality and healing power of music at Kyoto International Community House on Tuesday October 7th from 7:00 pm till 8:30. Tickets cost ￥1,000. For more information:TEL：075-752-3010